Friday, May 09, 2008

Linda Leigh Hargrove (Advice for Novelists, Part 47)

For today's post in our Advice for Novelists series, I've asked novelist Linda Leigh Hargrove to share her response to the question:

"If you could say one thing to aspiring novelists, what would you say?"

Her response:

Don’t let our past failures determine our future failures. In other words, if we know your manuscript was rejected because your dialogue is weak. Work on dialogue. Don’t let that be why it gets rejected the next time.

We all fail. Even the so called gifted ones. The key is to learn from our failures, to let them guide us toward success. Even a small success is still a success.

--Linda Leigh Hargrove, author of The Making of Isaac Hunt and the upcoming Loving Cee Cee Johnson. Visit her online at her website!

1 comment:

Robin Shope said...

That was very encouraging. I see you do not believe in only one chance to get things right. Bless you for that!